Child safety in the digital age: How education systems can help

15 January 2021
The 21st century brings new challenges to child safety, especially when we think about the digital environment. Children are avid users of digital technologies. During the coronavirus pandemic with national lockdowns and school closures, this use has intensified. Despite all the opportunities the digital world provides – such as playing, learning, socialising and participating in civic life – digital engagement comes with risks to children’s safety that can have real-world implications. (OECD Education and Skills Today)

Enabling teachers to provide quality education to marginalised adolescent girls

12 January 2021
The need to focus on supporting teachers and their professional development is very important, bearing in mind the stressors that teachers themselves may be facing due to COVID-19 and as schools re-open. Global Education Coalition partner, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), recently launched a Quality Teaching Framework which outlines factors that determine quality teaching for marginalised adolescent girls based on practitioner experience from GEC projects. (UNESCO)

From COVID-19 learning disruption to recovery: A snapshot of UNESCO’s work in education in 2020

12 January 2021
The pandemic has brought to light already-existing challenges to education that have not been adequately addressed for far too long. It has highlighted alarming inequalities within and across countries that must be tackled urgently in order to guarantee everyone’s right to education. From monitoring school closures and providing solutions, to setting up a unique global response platform, here are some of UNESCO’s main actions and work in education in 2020. (UNESCO)